Big Top Pee-Wee 1988 PG CC

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In the sequel to "Pee Wee's Big Adventure", Pee-Wee Herman is a simple farmer in a small town. But soon a big storm blows their way. A circus ends up at Pee Wee's farm. So he let's the circus stay at his farm for a while. The circus decides to put on a show with one lovable star, Pee-Wee!

Starring:
Paul Reubens, Kris Kristofferson
Runtime:
1 hour 27 minutes

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Big Top Pee-Wee

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Genres Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Randal Kleiser
Starring Paul Reubens, Kris Kristofferson
Supporting actors Kris Kristofferson, Valeria Golino, Wayne White, Susan Tyrrell, Albert Henderson, Jack Murdock, David Byrd, Mary Jackson, Frances Bay, Leo Gordon, Anne Seymour, Kenneth Tobey, Jay Robinson, Eve Smith, Andrew Shalat, Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Franco Columbu, Terrence Mann
Studio Paramount
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

I mean, REALLY like it.
Andrew R. Lazo
From the early variety show, to the playhouse, to the big adventure - pee wee could not lose..
Stalwart Kreinblaster
Thanks I was very happy to find this film and it's sequal they made great gifts.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Stalwart Kreinblaster on May 30, 2007
Format: DVD
paul reubens character was one of the greatest comedic events of our time.. From the early variety show, to the playhouse, to the big adventure - pee wee could not lose.. I remember seeing big top pee wee in the theatre - and feeling very dissapointed with a movie that was just not very fun or interesting.. Whereas 'pee wee's big adventure' explored more of pee wees quirkiness (remember the scene with the tape in the bathroom) 'big top pee wee' tried to take the character move him to a different setting and make a sort of romantic comedy.. This is probably where it all falls apart.. pee wee should not be a romantic figure - he is the opposite.. he is best when he remains a sort of neuter or man child.. the second romance enters the picture.. pee wee loses all of his charm and comedy.. there are a few funny moments in big top pee wee but on the whole it falls flat.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ham Sammich on January 29, 2004
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Granted, Big Top Pee Wee does not promise the type of guffaw humor we enjoyed in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, but it is a really good movie. The humor is a bit more mature. This might be considered a weakness of the film on the surface. It is the immaturity of the humor that we loved so much in Big Adventure. However, having been of the target age when Big Adventure and subsequently Big Top came out, as I grew up, so did Pee-Wee.
My favorite is still the opening dream-sequence in which Pee-Wee is incognito, dressed as Abraham Lincoln to avoid his inexplicably large group of post-adolescent female fans who are waiting for him outside of the venue in which he performed his trapeze act. One fan, unaffected by the fact that a man who had been dead for almost a hundred years at that point, breathlessly asks for "Lincoln's" autograph, professing "I'm such a big fan!" Pee-Wee's phony Lincoln beard is then ripped off and the girls shriek with delight and chase after him.
This opening sequence, though not the only highlight of this campy delight, truly captures the essence of Pee-Wee humor. It is above all bizarre. But the uniqueness of Pee-Wee's world is its ability to transcend time, dimension, and most of all, logic. This was true in Pee-Wee's Playhouse and Big Adventure, but I think Big Top captures this most.
The common dream sequence as an opening scene to each movie sets the tone for each movie. When comparing the two, the dream sequence that opens Big Adventure pales in comparison. Big Top maintains the surrealistic tone of the Lincoln scene throughout the film. The circus owner's wife, Midge Montana is just a few inches tall. Innuendoes between her and her husband set the imagination free.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Guitaro on December 22, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I can't believe this unfunny awful movie compared to PWs Big Adventure. It's like watching Aliens then Alien 3.

It's like what just happened??
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Cole on January 15, 2007
Format: DVD
Okay so it isn't as innocent and charming as Pee-Wee's Big Adventure but Big Top still has a place in my heart. The movie isn't really a sequel, it has none of the same characters as Big Adventure just Pee-Wee living the life of a farmer in a small town. The story depicts Pee-Wee as the town idiot in the eyes of all the other elderly citizens. With the help of a hot dog tree the story plays out and is sure to leave a smile on your face. May I also say the scene of Pee-Wee and Gina and the depiction of their actions with (fireworks, mud wrestling, and a train) may be one of the finest scenes of cinematogrophy ever* please do not watch this movie expecting the charm of Big Adventure, if you like Pee-Wee and a good comedy this may be worth a peek.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 27, 1998
Format: VHS Tape
The setting for the story is in a small western town apparently in the middle of no where. Pee-wee is engaged to a beautiful school teacher by the name of Winnie. One day a tornado hits the town. When Pee-wee comes out of his house he finds a circus has landed in his front yard. Being the kind fellow that Pee-wee usually is, he invites them to stay. One of the main problems with this movie is that all the characters are so flat, boring, and unoriginal that you just want to drop a nuke to kill the whole bunch of them. Although Pee-wee does a fairly good job at acting in this movie, the director is unaware of Pee-wee's weaknesses and puts him in situations that stretch his limits to far. Pee-wee is supposed to be childish and lovable. However in this movie his hormones are raging and he cheats on his fiance. The worst part of this movie is by far the ending. Montana (the circus master) states that he has come up with a new idea for the circus that will shock the world with its innovative and cutting edge design. His new idea is to replace the circus with a spicy little number he calls the American Farm Circus. This "great" idea turns out to be one of the lamest scenes ever to come out of Hollywood. This movie is worse than bad. It is in the range of "Leprauchan 4: in space" and "Dune." I would strongly recommend not renting this movie. However, if you ignore my advice then may god have mercy on your soul.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 28, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Incredibly bad follow-up to the classic Pee-wee's Big Adventure is unfunny and bizarre. Randal Kleiser, the director of such films of Grease and The Blue Lagoon, flubs up Pee-wee's second and ultimately last feature. The movie starts off OK, with Pee-wee hamming it up as a Frank Sinatraesque crooner but then goes down hill from there. Movie somewhat redeems itself with the longest screen kiss in movie history but then finally hits rock bottom. The ending is horrible, and leaves a feeling of insecurity and confusion. When I first got this movie, I was expecting a funny movie, what I got was an overly bland mess of a movie. It still is interesting to watch but doesn't leave a feeling of satisfaction. When Pee-wee's room isn't even a little bit unique, you know there's something wrong.
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